Liberalism

Notable Quote – Hugh Hewitt

by Skip April 23, 2017

“My analysis is that most faith based systems depend upon an absolute moral order. The declaration of things as absolutely evil or absolutely good, as sin or virtue, puts liberalism into a horrible position because it’s founded on no judgment on anything. As a result, any faith that is seriously practiced or understood is a […]

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Are Modern Liberals Arrogant, Intolerant, Moral Authoritarians Trapped in Their Own Freak Show?

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2017

The short answer to the question in the headline is yes. Yes, they are. How Liberals got there from their 60’s roots is the subject of an article in the Wall StreetJournal by Shelby Steele titled The Exhaustion of American Liberalism. He is a bit kinder in his pronouncement, but we see connecting lines in his thesis to […]

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Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America

by Steve MacDonald January 17, 2017

By Joy Pullmann – The Federalist This new, anti-American approach is supplanting traditional civics—teaching kids about the structure and ideals of American government, basics about her history, and citizenship duties such as military service, voting, and jury duty. Poor civics instruction has increased over the past half-century, likely contributing to the broad decline of American […]

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A definition of Trumpism?

by Skip January 12, 2017

Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, one of my favorite authors to read, has a piece over at The Corner where he tries to get a handle on what Trumpism, the political philosophy, might be.  I think that a lot on the Right, even as we might wish a more rigorous system, can agree on it without […]

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Trump: The Political Exorcist!

by Mike October 9, 2016

John Zmirak, Senior Editor of The Stream, interviewed church historian, and Regnery Executive Editor, HW Crocker III this week, and got a very interesting perspective on the Presidential race… The pull quote of the interview was when Zmirak asked where Trump fit in to good, evil, and liberalism, and Crocker replied: Trump is a political […]

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The Entire Progressive Experiment is an Exercise in Contradiction and Hypocrisy

by Steve MacDonald June 19, 2016
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This is the opening quote of an excellent article by John Hawkins, at Townhall.com. “I also now realize, with brutal clarity, that in the progressive hierarchy of identity groups, Muslims are above gays. Every pundit and politician — and that includes President Obama and Hillary Clinton and half the talking heads on TV — who today […]

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Shun the Nonbelievers

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2016
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Who says Liberalism isn’t a weird cult? Not Sander’s supporters. “..in an almost hourlong speech, Mr. Sanders urged Washington voters to go to the polls for Tuesday’s final nominating contest and said he was still waiting for the results of the California primary, a contest The Associated Press already declared as a victory for Mrs. […]

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The Evils of Multiculturalism and an Inviting Welfare State

by Steve MacDonald May 30, 2016
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Are Socialist European policies (see also Democrat Party policies) responsible for radicalization? In part II  of our interview with Dr. Samuel Gregg we discuss the attractiveness of western welfare and how immigration policy, multiculturalism, and a big welfare state, can be the seeds of radicalization. We also talk about the ideology of higher education, attacks […]

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Liberalism – never a PERSONAL responsibility

by Skip March 29, 2016

After all, the good Samaritan PERSONALLY attended to the victim and PERSONALLY paid the cost for the victim and PERSONALLY checked in on him.  Progressives showed us, via enacting Obamacare, that they are all too willing to trade individual involvement for outsourcing that responsibility to “the collective”.  Which, as we all know, means no one […]

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Notable Quote – Chan Eddy

by Skip January 4, 2016

This is something I’ve known for a long time: Liberalism is an ideology of insanity. Of course I am speaking of liberalism in its present form, which is really Progressivism, a political ideology that works very hard to ignore human nature or to corrupt it through ‘education’ (which has failed again and again), indoctrination (which […]

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Speaking of ideologies:

by Skip December 27, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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A Religion Without God

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2015
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Modern liberalism is best understood as a movement of would-be believers in search of true faith. For much of the 20th century it was faith in History, especially in its Marxist interpretation. Now it’s faith in the environment. Each is a comprehensive belief system, an instruction sheet on how to live, eat and reproduce, a […]

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Liberals aren’t Liberals. Progressives aren’t either

by Skip October 25, 2015

And yet we see THREE such Socialists running (again, counting the one already in the Oval Office) to rule this county that perports to be one where the Individual is supposed to be valued over Government.  Reformatted, emphasis mine: “Beginning in the late nineteenth century, and especially after 1930 in the United States, the term […]

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There is no Liberalism in Progressives – they all have internal micro-totalitarians inside struggling to get outside

by Skip September 22, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Data Point – Liberal / Conservative Cities in US

by Skip August 8, 2015

Top 10: Full list after the jump

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Heh! A liberal is….

by Skip July 23, 2015

From American Thinker: A liberal is someone who thinks tax increases on businesses are paid out of the secret stash of cash all businesses hide in their basements. A liberal is someone who wants stricter gun control but has armed bodyguards. A liberal is someone who wants guns out of honest citizens’ hands but who […]

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Notable Quote – Diann Russell

by Susan Olsen May 26, 2015

“The only way, let me repeat that, the only way Liberalism can advance is through the tireless work of the Enslaved Press which promotes the Liberal agenda, gives a patina of mainstream to the kookiest of Liberal ideas, acts as human shield to even the most corrupt Liberal politicians, and serves as hit squad to […]

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Progressivism – was never about being “Liberal”; cozying up to Totalitarianism

by Skip April 8, 2015

An observation from Steven Hayward on RFRA, Indiana, Memories Pizza, the tipping point of the absorption of the private sector by Government – and the unmasking of the Left for who they really are (emphasis mine): The “end of liberalism” can be taken to have two meanings, reflecting the ambiguity of both “end” and “liberalism.” […]

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Notable Quote – Leo Strauss

by Skip April 8, 2015

Liberalism stands or falls by the distinction between state and society, or by the recognition of a private sphere, protected by the law but impervious to the law, with the understanding that, above all, religion as particular religion belongs to the private sphere. Just as certainly as the liberal state will not “discriminate” against its […]

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Is Modern Immigration Policy the Death Knell For Small Government?

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2014
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One of our upcoming guests this week is Ann Cocoran from the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog.  There are a number of excellent resources at the site, including the EAGLE Forum report on how mass legal immigration is certain doom for a Conservative Republican party.  (Phyllis Schlafly founded Eagle Forum, by the way.) Certain doom?  Yes, […]

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Chin up, bucko! It may not be as bad as it seems

by Skip April 16, 2014

Andrew Breitbart said that politics is downstream from culture – in other words, the culture changes the mores of the population which changes political leanings.  We on the Right oft bemoan the capture of the educational system, the Hollywood movie / TV industry, the music industry, and the media in general, by the Left.  One […]

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Pretty much…

by Susan Olsen March 8, 2014

H/T Walter Royal

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Dogs and Guns and Democrats…Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2014
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People who are unfamiliar with dogs or have never owned one, are more likely to be intimidated or even afraid of them.   While people who are familiar with dogs, grew up with them or own a dog, understand them, know how to read their signals, and have the sense to have some respect for what they are capable […]

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Liberalism, Ideas So Good They Have to be Mandatory

by Scott Morales January 26, 2014

Picking up on Susan’s theme….    

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Sniveling brats!

by Don December 13, 2013
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Liberalism and progressivism are addictions

by Susan Olsen November 3, 2013

Think of a couple of Progressives that you know here in NH and see if this doesn’t fit… ‘It’s as powerful as heroin or cocaine. It supplies a terrific high: all sense of personal failure, betrayal, guilt, ineffectiveness, irrelevance, of being nothing and nobody, disappears in a flash. Instead our hero feels extraordinarily good about […]

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One word definition for Liberalism:

by Skip June 28, 2013

(H/T: The Looking Spoon)

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Heh…. So true!

by Tim Condon May 3, 2013
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You might be a Democrat if:

by Skip April 29, 2013

Heh!  I love it when the Democrat definition of “Consistency” is spotlighted: You might be a Democrat if you believe… Fighting against government-subsidized contraceptives constitutes a “war on women,” but when Islamists stone a woman to death because she was raped, it is just “cultural differences.” Fighting against government-subsidized contraceptives constitutes a “war on women,” […]

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Failure to launch – thanks to Liberals?

by Skip April 29, 2013

‘Grok friend DCE (aka Chan) runs Weekend Pundit and every late Sunday afternoon / evening, he has a long running feature called “Thoughts on a Sunday“.  Every Sunday (or Monday), it is a must read.  This week had a bit on the idea that Society, under Liberal guidance, is prolonging teen-age adolescence into the mid-twenties.  […]

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